Daughter tells how her mother was treated in hospital
"My mother [in her mid 80's] was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which had spread to other organs. During a meeting with a consultant she said to us "We have no idea how advanced the cancer is, but due to the age of your mother we will not carry out any investigations or any treatment. Thank you and goodbye". If my mother had been younger, I feel they would have carried out a biopsy, or some kind of investigation. It was almost as if she was too old for them to be bothering with. We were stunned, firstly by the news, then with the fact that we were going to be left to look after my mother with no support from the hospital."
The consultants were estimated to be around 40 to 55 years.